European Parliamentary Election 2019

About this election

An order was laid in the Parliament on Monday 8 April 2019 to set the date for the European Parliament Election. This came into force on Wednesday 10 April 2019. Polling for this election will be held on Thursday 23 May 2019 with votes counted on Sunday 26 May 2019. 

List of candidates standing

The list of candidates / parties standing in this election is now available in the Notice of Poll - Statement of Persons standing (PDF, 160kb) 

For  more information about the candidates/parties please contact the Regional Returning Officer, c/o The Elections Office, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ. 
Tel. 0131 469 3126 or email

Registering to Vote

If you are already registered to vote and on the electoral register in Moray then you need do nothing more. if you are eligible to vote in this election then you will receive a pollcard with your chosen arrangements for voting i.e at a polling station, by postal vote or by proxy. You do not need to re-register to vote.

If you need to register to vote, update your name, address or other details on the electoral register, change your voting preferences, e.g. to vote in person or by post or by proxy please visit the government's online site to

Please note that you may be asked to complete further applications forms which will be sent to you to complete the full registration process.This service is an application to register to vote and your registration will be confirmed in writing to you when successful.

If you wish to speak to someone in the local office please contact the Moray Electoral Registration office using the details below.

Statutory Notices

Postal and proxy voting

If you are away from home or can't get to your polling station on polling day, you can apply for a postal vote, or appoint a proxy (someone you trust to vote on your behalf).

Apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Wednesday 8 May

Apply to vote by proxy by 5pm on Wednesday 15 May

For more information or assistance with either of these options please contact the Electoral Registration Office on 01343 541203, email or download an application form from

When will I receive my postal vote?

For existing postal voters and new postal voters that have successfully applied for a postal vote by Wednesday 24 April, the first issue of postal votes will be dispatched first class between Wednesday 8 - Thursday 9 May.

For new postal voters that have successfully applied for a postal vote by the deadline of 5pm on Wednesday 8 May, the second issue of postal votes will be issued first class on Thursday 9 May - Friday 10 May.

If you will not be able to receive your postal vote because you are away, you may need to consider applying for a proxy, to change your voting method, contact the Electoral Registration Office on 01343 541203, further contact details can be found below.

Polling Day

Polling stations will be open across Moray from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 May. A list of the polling places in Moray can be found on our dedicated page or by using the online tool - Find my polling station

I've lost or not received my Pollcard

You don't need to take your pollcard to the polling station to vote, but it helps the staff there to serve you if you do. We do not reissue pollcards.
If you haven't received your poll card, it may be an indication that you are not registered to vote, please check with the Electoral Registration Office (contact details below) if you are unsure.


The Count will conducted overnight at the Elgin Academy on Sunday 26 May from late afternoon and declaration of the result will follow after 10pm. This is due to other European countries voting on other days including the Sunday. 

The count is not open to the public, candidates and their appointed agents will be able to attend.


Results will be available from the Regional Returning Officer. Links will be posted here when they are available from Monday 27 May.

Other useful information

Postal and Proxy Voting

Assistance for Disabled Voters

How to fill out your postal vote pack

Polling Places in Moray

Find my polling station (maps)


Electoral Registration Office
For electoral register enquiries, to register to vote, change or amend your addresses or to apply for a postal or proxy vote. Please note that the Electoral Registration Officer only deals with Electoral Register enquiries, amendments and applications to register to vote, applying for a postal or proxy vote.

Electoral Registration Officer
Grampian Valuation Joint Board
234 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BA
Tel: 01343 541203
Email:  for elector register queries, postal and proxy vote applications

Monday - Thursday - 9am to 5pm, Friday - 9am to 4pm

Moray Election Office

Returning Officer - Denise Whitworth
For information about: elections, dates and notices, candidate nominations, polling places, issues with postal votes not being received, spoilt or lost, ballot papers and how to vote, results or any other election related query:

Elections Office, Moray Council, Council Office, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX

Elections Helpline: 01343 563334
Email: (! please do not use this email address for electoral register queries or application to vote by post or proxy) please see above.


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